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IDE Cable Problem

By skullkrusher250 ·
My hard drive won't power on if I plug the IDE cable into the cd drive. I can run the computer without any cd drive, but I need to use the cd drive. I tried using a different IDE cable, but it still won't work.

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by skullkrusher250 In reply to

The problem was the IDE.

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by skullkrusher250 In reply to

The problem was the IDE.

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CD Roms not found during restart Windows Xp

by coolrglenn68 In reply to IDE Cable Problem

My operating system is Windows XP 2, Dell Demension 4300. I have a very similar problem. I have two hard drives and two CD Roms attached to two different IDE cables. When I use reboot or restart, windows XP cannot find the CD Roms. I have power the system off and restart again, everything works find. Perhaps I too should check the master/slave postions at the back of the drives, that might be my problem too.

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